Download or read book Novel Style written by Ben Masters and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2017-12-08 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: We live in a time of linguistic plainness. This is the age of the tweet and the internet meme; the soundbite, the status, the slogan. Everything reduced to its most basic components. Stripped back. Pared down. Even in the world of literature, where we might hope to find some linguistic luxury, we are flirting with a recessionary mood. Big books abound, but rhetorical largesse at the level of the sentence is a shrinking economy. There is a prevailing minimalist sensibility in the twenty-first century. Novel Style is driven by a conviction that elaborate writing opens up unique ways of thinking; crucial and enriching ways that are endangered when expression is reduced to its leanest possible forms. By re-examining the works of frequently misunderstood English stylists of the late twentieth century (Anthony Burgess, Angela Carter, Martin Amis), as well as a newer generation of twenty-first-century stylists (Zadie Smith, Nicola Barker, David Mitchell), Ben Masters argues for the ethical power of stylistic flamboyance in fiction and demonstrates how being a stylist and an ethicist are one and the same thing. A passionate championing of elaborate writing and close reading, Novel Style illuminates what it means to have style and how style can change us. .
Author :Dipak Giri Publisher :Vishwabharati Research Centre, Latur, India Release Date :2018-04-30 ISBN 10 :9789383109821 Pages :237 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.0/5 (982 users download)
Summary Book Review Indian English Novel: Styles & Motives by Dipak Giri:
Download or read book Indian English Novel: Styles & Motives written by Dipak Giri and published by Vishwabharati Research Centre, Latur, India. This book was released on 2018-04-30 with total page 237 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: About the book: The book Indian English Novel: Styles and Motives is an anthology of twenty two well explored research articles. It presents diverse facets of motive and stylistic approach adopted by the eminent Indian English novelists from time to time. Authors have tried to bring into surface many new ideas related to Indian English novel. Works and authors taken into consideration are made worthy to be discussed in this anthology and the main focus of this anthology lies in throwing light upon the style and the motive of Indian English novel written by both native and diasporic writers. Works of almost all the Indian novelists from late Indian writer Rabindranath Tagore to recent Indian writer Chetan Bhagat are taken into focal point of discussion and the anthology has hardly missed any important master of fiction and his or her important work of art as regards Indian English novel. In addition to content, the introductory note of this anthology is very resourceful to understand the changing trend of style and motif of Indian English novel. The book will be helpful for both academic and research purposes. About the Editor: Dipak Giri- M.A. (Double), B.Ed. - is a Ph. D. Research Scholar in Raiganj University, Raiganj, Uttar Dinajpur (W.B.). He is working as an Assistant Teacher in Katamari High School (H.S.), Cooch Behar, West Bengal. He is an Academic Counsellor in Netaji Subhas Open University, Cooch Behar College Study Centre, Cooch Behar, West Bengal. He was formerly Part-Time Lecturer in Cooch Behar College, Vivekananda College and Thakur Panchanan Mahila Mahavidyalaya, West Bengal and worked as a Guest Lecturer in Dewanhat College, West Bengal. He has the credit of qualifying U.G.C.-N.E.T. two times. He has attended seminars on national and state levels sponsored by U.G.C. Along with this book on Indian English novel, he has also edited a book on Indian English drama, entitled Indian English Drama: Themes and Techniques. He is a well-known academician and has published many scholarly research articles in books and journals of both national and international repute. His area of studies includes Post-Colonial Literature, Indian Writing in English, Dalit Literature, Feminism and Gender Studies.
Summary Book Review Love American Style by Kimberly Freeman:
Download or read book Love American Style written by Kimberly Freeman and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2004-03-01 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A popular subject in sociology and cultural studies, divorce has until recently been overlooked by literary critics. Spanning nearly a century during which the divorce rate skyrocketed, Love American Style traces the treatment of divorce in the American novel. This book draws upon popular, sociological, political and architectural history to illustrate how divorce reflects conflicting ideologies and notions of American identity. Focusing primarily on work by William Dean Howells, Edith Wharton, Mary McCarthy and John Updike, Kimberly Freeman delineates a system of tropes particular to divorce in American novels, such as the association of divorce with the West and modernity, the dismantling of the home, and the disruption of the boundary between the public and the private. These tropes suggest a literary tradition of love, marriage and divorce that is central to twentieth century American fiction. Offering an explanation for both the treatment of divorce in the American novel as well as its predominance in American culture, this book should appeal to scholars of American literature and popular culture, or anyone interested in how divorce has become so 'American'.
Summary Book Review Screening The Novel by Keith Selby:
Download or read book Screening The Novel written by Keith Selby and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-07-27 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The book takes as its theme the relationship between literature and the contemporary means of production and distribution collectively termed 'the media' - in particular, film and television. The intention of the book is to explore and evaluate the mutual opportunities and restrictions in this relationship. In the grammar of our culture there seems to be an accepted opinion that print is superior in terms of cultural production to film, radio or television, that to read a book is somehow a 'higher' cultural activity than seeing a play on television or seeing a film. By the same token, a novel is a 'superior' work of art to film or television. The longer perspective reveals that traditionally there always is a greater respect paid to the previous mode of literary production - poetry was superior to drama, poetic drama was superior to the novel, and film attained cult and classic status initially over television.
Download or read book Bad Form written by Kent Puckett and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2008-11-21 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What--other than embarrassment--could one hope to gain from prolonged exposure to the social mistake? Why think much about what many would like simply to forget? In Bad Form: Social Mistakes and the Nineteenth-Century Novel, Kent Puckett argues that whatever its awkwardness, the social mistake-the blunder, the gaffe, the faux pas-is a figure of critical importance to the nineteenth-century novel. While offering significant new readings of Thackeray, Flaubert, Eliot, James, and others, Puckett shows how the classic realist novel achieves its coherence thanks to minor mistakes that novels both represent and make. While uncovering the nineteenth-century novel's persistent social and structural reliance on the non-catastrophic mistake-eating peas with your knife, saying the wrong thing, overdressing-Bad Form argues that the novel's once considerable cultural authority depends on what we might otherwise think of as that authority's opposite: a jittery, anxious, obsessive attention to the mistakes of others that is its own kind of bad form. Drawing on sociology, psychoanalysis, narrative theory, and the period's large literature on etiquette, Puckett demonstrates that the nineteenth-century novel relies for its form on the paradoxical force of the social mistake.
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Download or read book The Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine written by and published by . This book was released on 1857 with total page 892 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Includes proceedings of the annual general meetings of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society.
Summary Book Review The Rites of Cricket and Caribbean Literature by Claire Westall:
Download or read book The Rites of Cricket and Caribbean Literature written by Claire Westall and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2021-07-01 with total page 282 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book analyses cricket’s place in Anglophone Caribbean literature. It examines works by canonical authors – Brathwaite, Lamming, Lovelace, Naipaul, Phillips and Selvon – and by understudied writers – including Agard, Fergus, John, Keens-Douglas, Khan and Markham. It tackles short stories, novels, poetry, drama and film from the Caribbean and its diaspora. Its literary readings are couched in the history of Caribbean cricket and studies by Hilary Beckles and Gordon Rohlehr. C.L.R James’ foundational Beyond a Boundary provides its theoretical grounding. Literary depictions of iconic West Indies players – including Constantine, Headley, Worrell, Walcott, Sobers, Richards, and Lara – feature throughout. The discussion focuses on masculinity, heroism, father-son dynamics, physical performativity and aesthetic style. Attention is also paid to mother-daughter relations and female engagement with cricket, with examples from Anim-Addo, Breeze, Wynter and others. Cricket holds a prominent place in the history, culture, politics and popular imaginary of the Caribbean. This book demonstrates that it also holds a significant and complicated place in Anglophone Caribbean literature.
Summary Book Review A Dictionary of the German and English Languages ... by George J. Adler:
Download or read book A Dictionary of the German and English Languages ... written by George J. Adler and published by . This book was released on 1888 with total page 1410 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Author :Meili Yang Publisher :Liverpool University Press Release Date :2018-07-31 ISBN 10 :9781782845966 Pages :247 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.4/5 (596 users download)
Summary Book Review The Circulation of Elite Longquan Celadon Ceramics from China to Japan by Meili Yang:
Download or read book The Circulation of Elite Longquan Celadon Ceramics from China to Japan written by Meili Yang and published by Liverpool University Press. This book was released on 2018-07-31 with total page 247 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Chinese Longquan celadon, a type of green-glazed ceramic, is one of the most famous branded and trade products, particularly during the 13th and 14th centuries. Its archaeological and historical materials possess multiple attributes with plentiful cultural information. The objective of the present book is to vivify these materials and provide a broader perspective and additional methodologies to review and gain a new and more profound understanding of Longquan celadon. The first part of this book focuses on elite Longquan celadon in China's Southern Song (1127-1278) and Yuan (1271-1368) periods. The second part focuses on elite Longquan celadon products as imports in medieval Japan. These products played a crucial role in shaping medieval Japanese culture.
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Summary Book Review The Encyclopaedia Britannica by Thomas Spencer Baynes:
Download or read book The Encyclopaedia Britannica written by Thomas Spencer Baynes and published by . This book was released on 1884 with total page 1026 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Homecoming Trails in Mexican American Cultural History by Roberto Cantú:
Download or read book Homecoming Trails in Mexican American Cultural History written by Roberto Cantú and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2021-04-16 with total page 214 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume brings together a number of critical essays on three selected topics: biography, nationhood, and globalism. Written exclusively for this book by specialists from Mexico, Germany, and the United States, the essays propose a reexamination of Mexican American cultural history from a twenty-first century standpoint, written in English and approached from different analytical models and critical methods, but free of theoretical jargon. The essays range from biographies and memoirs by leading Chicano historians and studies of globalism during the rule of Imperial Spain (1492-1898), to the modern rise and global influence of the United States, particularly in Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean. Also included are critical studies of novels by Chicano, Latin American, and Caribbean writers who narrate and represent the dominant role played by the United States both within the nation itself and in the Caribbean, thus illustrating the historical parallels and relations that bind Latinos and Americans of Mexican descent. This book will be of importance to literary historians, literary critics, teachers, students, and readers interested in stimulating and unconventional studies of Mexican American cultural history from a global perspective.